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World Children's Day 2017. #KidsTakeOver
20 Nov 2017 -  World Children’s Day event at the United Nations.
UNICEF will bring together high-profile supporters, influencers and special guests alongside children who represent some of the world’s most vulnerable to speak out to the international community on issues that matter to them the most. This is a day for children, by children, all over the world to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.
It’s a #KidsTakeOver.
It’s going to be a fun day, with a serious message, when kids ‘take over’ high-visibility roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to shine a light on the most pressing challenges faced by their generation.
Remarks by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

WHO: High-profile supporters including:
• Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary General
• Mr. Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director
• Isabela Moner, 16-year-old star of Transformers: The Last Knight and Nickelodeon
• Chloe x Halle, singers, songwriters and musicians
• Dafne Keen, 12-year-old star of Logan
• Zari, star of the local Afghan version of Sesame Street, and Sherrie Westin, Executive Vice President of Global Impact, Sesame Workshop
• Jaden Michael, 14-year-old African-American star of Wonderstruck and activist
• Basel Al Rashdan and Nanse Mohand Ghanan, 12 and 11-year-old Syrian refugee children living in Canada and USA, respectively
• Emmanuel Elisha Ford, 16-year-old Guyanese-American disabilities activist
• Fatoumata Cisse, 13-year-old NYC Junior Ambassador and climate activist
• Lathitha Beyile, 13-year-old South African activist
• Khyati Chauhan, a seventeen year old girl's rights activist from India
• Graciela Elsie Ouakabo, a sixteen year old former child solider from Central African Republic.

WHY: Despite tremendous progress over the past decades, according to the latest data: 385 million children live in extreme poverty; 264 million children and youth are out of school; 5.6 million children under the age of five died last year from preventable causes. On November 20 – the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – children around the world will raise their voices in solidarity with the world’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable children.